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The Veterans' Gateway is a first point of contact for veterans seeking support. They put veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help with the information, advice and support they need.

Healthcare Priority for Veterans

The Welsh Health Circular (WHC (2017) 41) sets out how healthcare for veterans should be prioritised. Full details can be found by selecting the link. Section 1.1 of the document contains the following summary:

All Armed Forces veterans are entitled to receive priority access to NHS care (including hospital, primary or community care) for any conditions (mental and physical) which are likely related to, or resulting from their military service (service related).

This priority is over patients with a similar level of clinical needs and ONLY for service related conditions. Veterans should not be prioritised over those with greater clinical need. This guidance does not apply to GP appointments.

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